TN School Bus Driver Hall of Fame Member Joyce Stacey
Former Dickson County school system bus driver Joyce Stacey was recently named to the Tennessee School Bus Hall of Fame. Stacey retired at the end of the school year after driving a school bus for 46 years. The addition of Stacey to the Hall of Fame was announced last week at the Tennessee Association of Pupil Transportation President’s Awards Dinner in the Symphony Hall at the Music Road Hotel Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. As the 2016 inductee, Stacey becomes the fifth member and first woman inducted into the Hall of Fame that began inductions in 2013.
Born at home in White Bluff along with twin sister, Lois, Stacey is one of 10 children of Irene and Orville England. She and husband, Fred Stacey, have three daughters and have opened their home to several foster children.
She began as a substitute bus driver before becoming a full-time driver in April 1970. She has won numerous awards, including Bus Driver of the Month several times along with a number of perfect attendance awards. She was honored for her service as a bus driver in a resolution presented in the Tennessee General Assembly by Rep. David Shepard in 2011.